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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs.
An extension of Quercus Alba óthe Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Backlog from Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Blue pass 2016-05-13
Nice beer with a lot of chocolate and a nice barrel aging with some saltyness to it. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humlehode (564) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at CBC. Pours very deep amber with thick tan head. Very nice and complex. Notes of oak, whiskey, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate. Excellently balanced and not boozy at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1416) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Sample @ CBC-16, Copenhagen 13/5-16. Roasted malty with chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and bourbon. The finish is roasted and bitter with chocolate, cacao and vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (383) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a bubbly dark beige head. The nose has lots of dark brown fruits, vanilla barrel character and a meaty depth as well. Great nose. The taste has rounded flavours of cakebatter, rich prune juice or even px sherry. Chocolate and the tiniest vinous hint with mostly reminds me of a meaty, oak heavy red wine. The light roasted malts appear in the aftertaste along with coffee grounds and more bourbon goodness. Mouthfeel is a straight 5/5. The cellaring has paid off. Like it lots.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
2015 at churchkey. Pours brown some head and lots of lacing. Nose is huge vanilla and molasses. Flavours of vanilla molasses bourbon, some chocolate. Taste big sweet medium bitter. Full silky body light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2016
pours with a thick brown head... great retention and lacing... Nose shows more wood than bourbon but with a good roasty background that carries a subtle sweetness reminiscent of dark dark chocolate. Flavor is immediately drier than the nose made me believe.. bits of vanilla and sweet cigar wrapper envelope waves of great complexities.. a bit boozy with warmth.. and the malts open up to be a bit sweeter as the temperature rises. Smooth but present carbonation with a pretty full decadent mouth coating body.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sebastokrator (45) - - APR 1, 2016
2013 batch on draft. Pours inky black with a tan head. Smells of coffee with hints of oak and bourbon. Taste is coffee, chocolate, wood, caramel, with hints of vanilla and alcohol. Incredibly well balanced, you donít feel its strength when drinking. Feels very silky and smooth on the way down. A great stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From bottle, 2010 vintage, so itís about 6 years old. Black pour, tan head. This beer has all the bold bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit aromas and flavors that could be hoped for. This beer is huge. Sweet. Rich. So good. Full mouthfeel. Itís all that the hype has says it is. Deserving of its reputation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours pitch black with a thin tan head and decent lacing. The aroma is bourbon barrel, toasted coconut, coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is rich and complex with bourbon barrel leading the way. I definitely feel the alcohol and it stops just short of being boozy. I get rich, dark chocolate and even some coffee. The sweetness from the chocolate and bourbon is balanced by roast, licorice, and slight notes of ash and roast. Dark fruits like fig, raisin, and maybe some cherry linger in the background adding complexity. Mouth feel is thick without being chewy with light/medium carbonation. Maybe the best barrel aged imperial stout Iíve ever had. Phenomenal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark caramel brown pour. Sweet boozy caramel aroma. Taste is really well balanced between sweet and booze. Really good.


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